‘Shoulder-to-Shoulder’ is an inter-/intra-religious civil society initiative which goal it is to end discrimination and violence against Muslims in the United States. Nearly 40 senior religious leaders convened at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on 7 September 2010 for an emergency interfaith summit to challenge and counter the growing discrimination and violence against Muslims and to address the wave of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the country. They released a powerful joint statement to stand in solidarity with their fellow Muslim Americans and held a press conference that was broadcast live by C-SPAN and CNN, covered by multiple national and international media outlets, and attended by White House staff. Shoulder-to-Shoulder emerged as a ‘national coalition-based campaign of religious denominations and faith-based organisations and communities’ dedicated to train, resource and empower faith leaders to address anti-Muslim sentiment within their communities, build networks at the local and national level ‘to advance multi-faith infrastructures’ and advocate against discrimination based on faith. Shoulder-to-Shoulder operates not only at the federal level, but also offers support to local and regional efforts to address anti-Muslim sentiment and works towards religious freedom and pluralism.